Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Nova Scotia Medical Centre22a Leeds RoadAllerton BywaterCastleford, WF10 2DPTel: 01977 552193
The doctors and nurses in the practice offer general advice on family planning. Emergency Contraception is available following a consultation with a GP. Sexual Health can be discussed with any nurse or GP and is a confidential service no matter what the patient’s age.
If you think you may be pregnant or would like advice, please make an appointment with the midwife.
If you require any information on any of the services we offer, please speak to reception.
The scale of fees is set by the partnership for all private work. Details can be obtained from reception.
NHS responsibilities are given priority – please be aware that your request may take some time.
Ladies over 25 will receive an invitation for a cervical smear test, subject to the Department of Health recommended recall and follow-up guidelines.
Your local Accident Department for minor injuries is at the St George’s Centre, St George’s Road, Middleton, Leeds, LS10 4UZ. Tel: 0113 392 9800.
They will see anyone who has had a recent injury. They can bandage and stitch wounds, x-ray limbs. They can supply some medication for infections, pain and allergic type reactions.
They can refer to specialists, G.P’s and Hospitals. They can also give advice about treatments and further care.
They are open Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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